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>> barack obama is projected to be the next president of the united states. >> tonight ofrontline... >> they thought success would breed success. >> we'll move for a quick kill-- that's how they referred to it, "a quick kill on capitol hill." >> their leadership told the members, "no, just say no." >> there was a polarizing quality about barack obama that came roaring forward. >> he was in a position to make demands, and he didn't. >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> i think he understands that the glory days are over and everything's going to be more challenging. >> now he gets another chance to be the guy who united the country. >> in the week before his inauguration, a look back "inside obama's presidency." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.
minority. >> the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. >> many of them had attended obama's inauguration. they had seen that breathtaking spectacle of a million and a half people on the mall. and it felt like a wholesale repudiation of the republican party. >> they walked into that dining room as depressed as i've seen any elected members of congress. they lost every senate seat they could lose. they lost all these house seats. the numbers were so great that they thought that they weren't coming back again, not for an election or two, but maybe a generation or two. >> narrator: as the night wore on, the talk turned to the future. >> three hours, some of the brightest minds in the republican party debated how to be relevant. >> the point i made was that we had to be prepared in the tradition of wooden at ucla to run a full court press. and we had to see how obama behaved and to offer an alternative to what he wanted to do. >> so, they decided that they needed to begin to fight obama on everything. this meant unyielding opposition to every one of the obama administration's l
and gentlemen, the president of the united states of america, barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health. >> president obomba seemed to fend off the health care law criticism on the campaign trail. >> i like the phrase obamacare because you know what? i do care. >> it's an alexander batross around the president. >> secretary sebelius is staying on for a second term and will oversee the major aspects of the health care law implementation, scheduled to take effect in 2014. there are many major questions about the health care law that remain unanswered about access, cost and total coverage. and that's even before it's been set up anywhere. >> the wild card is how companies deal with this. if companies drop coverage and agreeing to pay the penalty, we have a new situation. >> for all the talk about u.s. troop moves under president obama, doubling down in afghanistan. >> it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> winding down and eventually ending the war in iraq. >> now, it's t
everything you need to know about the inauguration of barack obama, the 44th president of the united states. >> the political theater and dignified simplicity, designed to show off a new nation's representativive government. today is special because it's sunday. tomorrow is the ceremonial swearing in on the mall. >> in this day and age, inaugurations have their own set of challenges. we will go over over the logistics and the schedule and the security. >> the formal swearing in is today. today is january 20, the constitutionally mandated day the president must be sworn in. that takes place in about an hour at the white house. we will get a preview from ed henry. >> good morning. interesting, the crowd's a lot smaller than they were four years ago. but still, as you noted, a lot of pomp and circumstance. it started when the president went to arlington national cemetery, met up with vice-president biden. there was a laying of a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. the vice-president had been sworn in already this morning, a little bit earlier than the president. that's in part because he was s
have an upsurge politically in the united states. it seems to have died down. when obama took office, he demobilize the movement that supported him in 2008. >> it is only theory, but roosevelt was exhausted. he did not even go to the conventions in san diego when he said, if i was voting personally, i would vote for wallace. he backed him, but he did not fight the bosses. eleanor roosevelt was heartbroken about this. you'rehard to believe vi going to die. he thought he would fight for peace. he told churchill the stop worrying about the soviets. these things work themselves out. he had a great relationship with stalin. so did wallace. grains and the result was harry truman. -- >> and the result was harry truman. >> a of a party hack. part of the prendergast machine. prendergast was the party boss in kansas city before he went to federal prison. they asked him why they chose harry truman and he said, i wanted to show the world that a well or ill machine could take an office boy and get him to well oiled machine could take an office boy and get him elected to senate. other senators cal
obama doesn't feel a need or are creating a justification not to go into those states and use your political capital to pressure those senators. >> it's harry reid not behaving like a senator, behaving like a congressman, representing the people of southern and northern nevada. there's a huge drives. this would be a huge mar on his record if he stands in the way of any kind of ban. >> agreed. you want to see president obama go to those states and say we want an assault weapons ban and a universal background check and i want this fight. >> cenk: if they can't get an assault weapons banned -- they're not going to get one passed. if they can't limit the number of bullets in a magazine, they're total and utter failures. that has not happened yet. >> who you are talking about? >> cenk: the democraties. we know the republicans are -- you know what they are and they're going to be against this, et cetera. this was a fun segment. epic and uprising in one segment. we have yet another important saying we're burning up, we're in massive trouble on the climate cliff. that's the real cliff righ
for federal officials to end their oversight of the california state prison system. >>> the obama administration is pushing for a national gun control legislation. meanwhile, a wave of new regulations has already made its way to the california legislature. including assembly member nancy skinner's bullet bill targeting ammunition sales. >>> and a massive oil tanker sideswipes the bay bridge, alarming environmentalists and prompting a federal investigation into what caused the crash. coming up next.
-policy establishment that had been nominated by president obama, chuck hagel to head defense and john kerry to become secretary of state, both fought in vietnam. we will look at vietnam and talk to the author of an explosive new book. stay with us. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with aaron matÉ. >> we are less than a week away from president obama second term inauguration. to the leading figures nominated dead the foreign policy establishment have their political roots in the vietnam war. chuck hagel, tapped by president obama to the secretary of defense, is a former army sergeant. if confirmed, will become the first vietnam war veteran to head the pentagon. obama's secretary of state nominee, john kerry, became one of the most prominent veterans to oppose the vietnam war after his return. testifying before the senate in 1971. he discussed the atrocities under it in winter soldier investigation, where over 150 veterans testified to war crimes committed in southeast asia. >> they told the stories at times that they personally
, dashing with a remote hopes remain for two-state solution. the obama administration has refused to cut aid or even offer criticism, limiting its reaction to calling the expansion "counterproductive." new details have been revealed on the obama administration's weapon sales to bahrain after -- during the ruling monarchy's ongoing crackdown on opposition protesters. the website propublica reports the u.s. has sold weaponry including ammunition, combat vehicle parts, communications equipment, blackhawk helicopters, and an undisclosed missile system to bahrain since the protests began nearly two years ago. it is unclear if all the purchases were delivered, but they provide a key window into the extent of u.s. support for the bahrain government -- regime as it faced international condemnation for repressing dissent. all the weapons are supposed to only be used for self-defense, some may have been used against civilian demonstrators. iran helicopters reportedly fired on protesters in march 2011, around the same time bahrain that helicopter related acquisition from the united states. a group of l
. >> fewer people are expected for the second obama inaugural than the million plus who showed up for fths irs and fewer activities as well, but a die-hard obama fan with the right hat can party anywhere she wants. thanks for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for extras and analysis. if you missed any part of today's show find us on itunes, just search state of the union. fareed zakaria gps is next. >>> this is "gps" the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we v a series of feisty debates on the hot topics of the day. we start with president obama's nomination of senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. we have a clash you will want to watch. >>> then the relationship between the united states and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions
dollars. it is 20. >> kind of impressive. >> it says president of the united states. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states. >> i will be watching you, making sure you don't put that in your pocket. >> i have the bobblehead. >> i think we have even more stuff that our producer even went out and collected. we couldn't put it all here on set with us. a whole bunch of great stuff. if you're here and you want to get around town. look, theres some of it right there. socks. there's the bobbleheads. we showed those. >> his and hers. >> there's the coin, we got that one. that is a nice-looking coin. there is the beanie baby, beanie bear. he is kind of cute. oh, and the towel. >> hand towels. >> yeah. or golf towel maybe. it's pretty nice. would you walk around town wearing -- >> the t-shirts, the buttons are just -- >> with their faces on them. >> the buttons are big. >> i dabble in collecting political memorabilia. >> that's the one. i wonder, is that life size? >> that is pretty big. especially the buttons, you can go back and look back to this moment in time 20, 25 years ago. pe
it when president obama goes around the united states congress, bottom line, missouri senator roy blunt is saying the time for president obama to be more realistic. >> he speaks in general terms, he likes the executive order approach a whole lot better than the legislative approach and you really can't get all that more with the executive orders, you've he got to legislate and realistically, you don't control the entire congress. >> and blunt says with divided congress with republicans controlling the house, that requires compromise and he says there is an opportunity if there's proper leadership to get some big things done, harris. >> harris: you know, from outside washington it's pretty basic for people looking in. 1,362 days since senate democrats passed a budget. a key area where there is discord between these parties seem to be that, passing a budget. >> well, you're absolutely right and republicans love hammering the democratic controlled senate for that figure, the fact that it's been almost four years since they passed a budgets. they like quoting the number more than 1360 days,
states capital, for those of you in washington, d.c., where in exactly one week president obama's formal inauguration ceremony will take place. they rehearsed it over the weekend, complete withstand-ins for the president and chief justice john roberts. monday's swearing-in ceremony is just part of the pageantry. there's parades, concerts and, of course, huge crowds. cnn's brian todd join us live from the national mall with an update on all the preparations. exciting time, brian. >> reporter: well, joe, it's all coming together here, less than a week out. saw the shot you mentioned. that's the west front of the capital where the president's rise to the podium is being assembled. hundreds of seats up there for vips. speakers are set up along the reflecting pool. jumbotrons will come up soon. possibly the most crucial part of the whole setup, thousand, of po port-o-johns. you can't stage an event like this without those. this event may not be the same scale as four years ago but has every bit the symbolism and the importance. this year, it will be scaled down. if you call about 900,000 peop
. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counterpart and she stressed once again, she said, the upmost concern they have is for the safety and security of the hostages. but when i asked her about the criticism that's being leveled by the united states and other countries against some aspects of this operation, the algerian operation, here is what she said. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. they are the ones who have assaulted this facility, have taken hostage algerians and others from around the wor
-- the obama administration is trying to do what it can to stabilize things, but it lost a lot of influence with the departure of american forces. one thing that the american forces did get in the united states is more clout inside of iraq. >> host: talk about the release of a man accused of killing american soldiers. this issue that you write about in your book, "the endgame," but also some news that came out in november about the release of ali. >> guest: there's been a number of events that i think have worked against the american interest in iraq. that duke is one of them. she is an iraqi come he is a lebanese who was sent into iraq at the behest of the american courts because hezbollah is supported by iran. for the purposes of training of the shiite militia who were fighting the american troops, and he was captured along with a number of the shiite militia leaders in the rate connected in basra by the brits in which there's an american presence held in detention by the united states. but then under the status of forces agreement he was handed over to the iraqis. >> host: this agreement
observer state. the obama administration has refused to pressure israel for building -- for a building halt, limiting its reaction to calling the e1 expansion "counterproductive." clashes also erupted in the occupied west bank tuesday at the funeral of an unarmed palestinian teen killed by israeli troops. 17-year-old samir awad was shot multiple times as he tried to walk away from israeli soldiers to the israeli separation wall that carves up the west bank. samir's brother said he was killed on his way to write a final exam at school. >> he was on his way to school because he had an exam, his last school exam. after half an hour they called and told as my brother was wounded. >> samir awad was reportedly the fourth unarmed palestinian killed by israeli forces in the occupied territories in the last four days, including a farmer shot in the head in the gaza strip. israeli forces fired teargas and rubber coated bullets at mourners who threw stones following awad's funeral. at the united nations, a spokesperson reaffirmed u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon's view that israeli settlements are i
court. a third is obama care where the states refuse to follow the federal policy and sued for the right to do that and won a mixed holding from the supreme court. in the midst of all this, you have a supreme court which is itself very much -- everybody come on up. there are some seats in the front. don't be shy. the supreme court is very much influx. that area is unsettled in a way that it has not been for a very long time. and in the midst of all of that, talk about putting a cat among pigeons, legalize marijuana. and this is more than any of the previous policies, a direct confrontation with federal policy. they did it, moreover by referendum. lopsided votes to the public. now a parameter for our discussion is i think it's going to say that none of our comments are rehearsed. but i think we're all probably going to agree that federal policies as a matter of law is supreme here. i don't think that's in question. what is in question is what is wise for the federal government to do in this situation and what is wise for the states to do because more of them will be considering marijuana
states, and i think that has got to be something the obama operation addresses. he's doing this free of ever having to run for office again, so i think we'll have a very different tone and tenure and different approach in the second term since he's not worried about re-election. >> when presidents don't have re-election hanging over them, how does it affect how they govern? >> generally speaking they turn their attention to foreign policy because they want to suddenly build a legacy as world leaders. we haven't been talking about. i don't know if he will be talking about it tomorrow. i don't know if he has a foreign policy agenda. i think his coalition does. human rights is right at the top of the agenda for america, women's rights and gay rights. >> really. >> a lot of countries oppress and even kill gay people. that's going to be a principle. >> those are some of the issues actually that this hasn't gotten a lot of attention that secretary of state hillary rodham clinton has been addressing during her ten tour at the state department. it will be interesting if it comes out of there
that reads that the validity of the public debt of the united states should not be questioned. they say, based on that, they would support president obama, in raising the debt ceiling without congressional approval. joining me now to talk about that and many other thicks, former mississippi governor, republican, haley barbour. thank you for coming in. >> i hope the president doesn't try to do that. to try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the congress. that is the power to -- to spend, the power to control the debt. i know that the treasury department has announced they are not going to do it. i hope they stick to that decision because this is -- we should never have a situation where one person-- the president -- can put our country deeper, deeper, deeper in debt. we are doing a bad job of that now. it would be really bad if it was not -- if the congress let their control go. >> shannon: you saw the white house press secretary says it is not something we are going to do or are prepared to do. but we have a all right from dozens of democrats i
is in murray slaughter, head of the office it of policy and planning at the u.s. state department. during the first years of the obama administration. anne-marie slaughter wrote that she argued the nationstates should see the degree of sovereignty to what she calls transnational networks. vertically, nations should cede sovereign authority of supranational institutions such as the international criminal court. they be something about the nation. supranational institution. fodor maintains such transparent networks, can perform many of the functions of a world government, legislation, administration and adjudication thereby creating a global rule of law. she was the person in policy plan to keep entertained first two years of the obama administration. also richard haas is currently president of the council on foreign relations and was a special assistant to george h.w. bush during the administration of george w. bush served as director of policy and planning and richard haas said it's time to rethink sovereignty. he argues sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but needs to bec
to do. since then, the prisoners at guantanamo have been felled by the obama administration, by the ned states congress, by the majority of the mainstream media, and by the mainstream american public. when you look at what that means for the people in guantanamo that these failures have taken place, the most important fact that we need to be aware of on this day is that half of the prisoners, over half of the prisoners, had been cleared for release by a sober and responsible group government officials and lawyers. in their report that was issued three years ago, these were decisions that were made. in some cases almost four years ago, these are not people who are needed to be held because they pose a security risk or because they have ongoing intelligence value to the u.s., and yet they have not been released. the u.s. went from a very high level process -- in about half of these cases, these men were previously cleared for release by military review boards but the bush administration. in some of the cases, and you may not know this, these men were cleared as long ago as 2004, and yet t
the campaign for a man named barack obama to be the president of the united states, you have this obvious issue which is most guys don't know somebody named barack obama. he doesn't look like a lot of voters. joe biden is kind of quintessentially like next door neighbor material. i thought this clip was interesting in 2008, here's joe biden being that kind of validator for voters on specifically, this issue of gups. take a look. >> i guarantee you, barack obama ain't taking my shotguns. so don't buy that malarkey. don't buy it. they're going to start pedalling that to you. i got two. if he tries to fool with my barretta, he has a problem. i like that little over and under. i'm not bad with it. so, give me a break! >> i think that's joe biden threatened to shoot his running mate. is that the subtext of that quote? that to me was quintessentially the role he's played from a kind of commit cal in terms of the image -- crafting the immamg of barack obama and selling him to voters. >> one i'm thrilled that malarkey has been around that long. it's an important word in our history now. but i think wha
that is morally ode use in every way. >> it's the president of the united states, president obama, who made the choice that they wouldn't face accountability. here's the president on january 11, 2009, making this argument about moving forward that's become the kind of hallmark with a look. >> i don't believe anybody is above the law. on the other hand, i also have a belief that we need to look forward as looking backwards. and part of my job is to make sure that, for example, the cia, you've got extraordinarily talented people who are working very hard to keep americans safe. i don't want them to suddenly feel like they've got to spend all their time looking over their shoulders and lawyering. >> i think that's what people should be doing. they should be very concerned about wleernt they would go to jail. last night at riverside church in new york, hundreds gathered to celebrate the 85th birthday of ramsey clark, the former u.s. attorney general. among -- one of the last times i saw ramsey clark was in syracuse. he was testifying at a trial of scores of people, peace activists who had laid
, the hostage takers said -- on thursday, secretary of state hillary clinton defended the obama administration's decision to aid france's operation in mali. >> it is important to this latest incident into the broader context. we hope this will be resolved with a minimum loss of life. but when you deal with these relentless terrorists, life is not in any way precious to them. but when this incident is finally over, we know we face a continuing ongoing problem and we're going to do everything we can to work together to confront and disrupt a credit. we're going to be working with our friends and partners in north africa. we're supporting the french operation in mali with intelligence and airlift. we are working with half a dozen african countries as we did with respect to somalia over so many years to help them be prepared to send an african troops. >> earlier today, the nation's refugees set up -- said many are to be uprooted. to talk more about the events in nigeria and mali, we go to washington, d.c. to speak with emira woods, a co-director of foreign policy in focus at the institute for poli
. >> the president's plan include guest worker visas tough laws e background checks. president obama wants a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already here. he may announce his plan at the state of the union. he may have back taxes for those who obtain legal status. most republican senator marco rubio in florida whose parents are cuban immigrants. an omnibus bill can be easily blocked. he wants to make it easier for those with skills and tech savvy immigrants. he sets back the cause issuing work permits and haurlting deportation of illegal immigrants just prior to the election. in the wall street journal he explains why republicans must embrace immigration reform. 70 percent of the 12 and a half latino voters cast votes for the president in the last election. quote, i think it's a rhetoric by a handful of voices in minority but loud nonetheless that allowed conservatives are anti hispanic and anti immigration. i don't think there's a lot of concern in this country that will somehow get over run by ph.d.'s and entrepreneurs. marco rubio sees this as a gateway issue for hisp
these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. >>> president obama set to unveil his recommendations for gun violence in america in just about a half hour. the state of new york is already taking the lead. yesterday the governor signed into law sweeping reforms making new york state the first state to response to the sandy hook school shooting with legislation. included in the law, an expansion of the ban on assault rifles, gun magazines will now be limited to seven rounds down from ten. and it includes provisions to keep guns away from the mentally ill. how does the new york law change things? >> it broadens existing reporting obligations. some psychiatrists are saying it's overreaching and could be count productive. the new law requires mental health professionals to report if an individual they're treating is likely to engage in conduct that will cause serious harm to themselves or others. law enforcement could be notified. that person's gun will be taken away. their names would be added ede state database. the psychiatrist says there is already
states of america. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you everybody. please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin my thanking our vice president joe biden for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a devisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we are grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today, grant fritz, julia stokes, hina zeha. and taja good. they are pretty representative of some of th
recommendation to president obama later this week. former secretary of state colin powell and senator joe manchin both weighing in today. >> i'm a gun owner. i'm a believer in the second amendment. i know the amendment rather thoroughly. i know the issue of the well-regulated militia. but at the same timeresponsibil constitution and bill of rights to protect our people and with respect to assault rifles i see no need for bush mav in the hands of an individual person who might be deranged. go out toy range and fire a bushmaster. >> you can't push law abiding gun owners away. they have to be at the table. and you need to find out what their preference of protecting that. and what i would say to all of my friends that are nra and gun owners, that there's no way that they're going to take your second amendment rights away. that won't happen. >> let's get right to nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander. with another good day to you, peter. the vice president's going to be reporting his findings to the president tuesday. do we have an idea what he might be recommending? >> well, he sort of
of the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled as if to say, come on, man. this is my big day. you got to get this right! but unfortunately, he didn't get it right, so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time, and they got it right. >> jim walked through the history of democracy's big day. monday at 8:00 a.m. eastern the book featuring president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. c-span. created by america's cable companies in 1979 brought to you as a public service. >> in 1981, ronald regan was inaugurated as the u.s.'s 40th president. former california governor had won the election against the incumbent president, jimmy carter. the iran hostage crisis where 52 americans were held for days after a group of militants took over the u.s. ambassador in iran. this is about 25 minutes. as he was giving his speech, the hostages were being released. >> governor, are you prepared to take the constitutional oath? >> i am. >> place your h
be the state of our environment causing health issues. good point. >> we talked about the diversity of president obama'ska cabinet, lala writes in, give me a frickin' break 47 percent of his people are women. how about you people -- how about you folks in the media an especially the left spend your time yelling and screaming about different issues >> bill: i remind you of a picture of president obama with 10 of his closest advisors. all 10 were men. one was black. >> this is "the bill press show." i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differently. [ music ] >> bill: good morning,
are the marines? where are the special forces? where is the united states right now? >> well, i can't speak for the obama administration. you know that, larry. and i certainly hope that they're gathering the intelligence that they need to perhaps undertake a rescue operation of these individuals, the americans and others. but this is -- a lot of this is symptomatic of the obama administration's counterterrorism policy in that part of the world. larry, has anybody paid a price yet for the benghazi terrorist attacks? as ansar al sharia, al qaeda in the islamic ma greb, has anybody been arrested? not that i'm aware of. one was arrested, he's been let go. have there been any military strikes? now, i'm hoping that our intelligence forces, our military are planning operations against these people and they're going to take action at a propitious time whether you're talking about the situation in libya or what's going on in algeria -- >> i'm just going to tell you, if americans are being held captive by terrorists or anybody else, pirates, terrorists, whoever, this country should be strong enough t
violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to go around the country, making our case, and we're going to let their voices -- the voices of the american people be heard. >> sir, what do you think this organization is actually going to be able to accomplish? do you think it can match what the obama reelection campaign was able to do? >> yes, i do. and i'll tell you why, this really isn't about the power of the presidency versus the power of the nra. it's about the power of the people. and as you've seen in poll after poll since newtown, there's about a 16-point increase in the number of people from about 39% to 54% number of people who believe that we need smarter g
the right thing to do. since then, the prisoners at guantanamo have sadly been filled by the obama administration and the united states congress and the courts and the majority of the mainstream media and by the american people. that is sadly the truth. when you look at what that means -- what is it mean for the people in guantanamo? the most important fact that we need to be aware of on this day is that have of the prisoners in guantanamo have been cleared for release from that prison by a very sober and responsible group of government officials and lawyers and all the government departments and intelligence agencies in a report that was issued three years ago. as moe put it, these are not people who needed to be held because they pose a security risk or because they have ongoing intelligence on the united states and yet they have not been released. united states went to a very high level process of saying to these men that we don't want to will do any more and then did not release them. in about half of these cows, the men were previously cleared for release by a military review
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